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Italy fully deserving of first ever victory over the Springboks

Quite right Lucius. Italy played a much more comprehensive game than they have done previously. For all SA's travails it was a well-earned victory.

2 Weeks, 1 Day ago

Italy fully deserving of first ever victory over the Springboks

Sad times Mr Gard.

And as a depressing exhibition of cowardice, we even had to witness the ignominy of a South African lock forward milking a penalty. Writhing about on the ground clutching his head, out-doing even the despicable wendyballist, Rivaldo (2002 v Turkey), in heinous play-acting.

A symbolic manifestation of the Boks' humiliating emasculation if ever there was one.

Don't mean to trivialise your very well-made point though, and I agree completely. A strong South Africa team is vital to the success of the game as a whole.

2 Weeks, 2 Days ago

Tevita Kuridrani scores sensational try to seal Aussie win in France

Ah, but the first half penalty was committed by French players, so the punishment is rigorously enforced in that case.

2 Weeks, 2 Days ago

Tevita Kuridrani scores sensational try to seal Aussie win in France

Bloody loved this. Definitely try of the weekend for me on grounds of athleticism and sheer audacity.

Mr Dump, if I may put in a request - it would be good to see that Lord de J├Ąger piece of amateur dramatics at the lineout in more detail. At the time it looked very much like he'd "done a Rivaldo", rolling about on the ground clutching his head - if that is the case I'd like to get on with the important business of calling for his immediate and permanent exclusion from the game. But I find it hard to believe that I saw it right - SA rugby may be going through a challenging time but surely a South African second row would never stoop to wendyball-style simulation!? Would he?!?

2 Weeks, 3 Days ago

Tevita Kuridrani scores sensational try to seal Aussie win in France

That must be one of the most gratuitously over-complicated, rambling laws ever written, isn't it? But is the one crucial word here "not"?

"The ball is *not* out of play"

So the try is OK?

2 Weeks, 3 Days ago

Perfectly executed back heel kick 100m try goes viral

I've never seen this bloke on here before, I'm even wondering if he's the other team's flyhalf, judging by his bitterness about it! (Apologies to the real black 10).

Judging from his contributions so far, no doubt he'll be along shortly to point out that your username appears to missing an O.

3 Weeks, 13 Hours ago

Perfectly executed back heel kick 100m try goes viral

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3 Weeks, 13 Hours ago

Wales edge Argentina for confidence building win

100% agree. And I'm delighted that this act of twattery is so far the most discussed moment of the game. Because that shows that this behaviour still stands out as heinous and unacceptable. Refs and/or authorities have got to clamp down on this prick very soon though or others will copy and we'll be on the slippery slope to wendyball.

3 Weeks, 1 Day ago

England break their Springboks hoodoo with convincing win at Twickenham

Quite right Jimmy. If there are fewer than 8 points separating the scores, by all means get the ball off the park. Otherwise, play on!

As Eddie said himself, if you worry too much about what the media say, very soon you'll find yourself up in the stands with them (instead of coaching the team).

3 Weeks, 1 Day ago

Kuridrani scores late try as Australia break Scotland hearts again

Abject failure on Friday night (football) to glorious failure on Saturday. A tremendous uptick in fortunes for Scotland and about as good as it gets I reckon.

3 Weeks, 2 Days ago